Chris Miskiewicz, Little School

"I think that children learn best when they have hands-on experience, so I try to give them that opportunity as much as possible. For example, I am very interested in astronomy, so that is something that I give the kids a chance to learn about."

What do you like most about teaching at Bryn Mawr?

I like the school community. I love working with the Little School kids, and then also having the chance to introduce the Lower, Middle and Upper School students to things like astronomy. It is such an open, welcoming community—it feels like a giant family.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I want kids to experience everything that they possibly can. I think that children learn best when they have hands-on experience, so I try to give them that opportunity as much as possible. For example, I am very interested in astronomy, so that is something that I give the kids a chance to learn about as well.

You have two daughters who have both been Little School students. What is it like splitting the roles of parent and teacher?

It involved a little bit of juggling. There are really great teachers here at the Little School, so I tried to stand back and let them take the lead. I wanted both of my daughters to have their own classroom experiences, and to see that school is a different environment than being at home. Then as soon as we left, I could be just “Dad” again.

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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.